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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Gainsborough'
Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers
'Gainsborough' is a semi-evergreen, short-lived perennial to 1.2m, with grey-green, ovate leaves in a basal rosette, and erect spikes of primrose yellow flowers 2-3cm in width
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Time to ultimate height
Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in full sun; drought-tolerant plant. In fertile soils, it grows large and needs support
Propagate by root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Remove faded flower spikes
Pests May be attacked by caterpillars and figwort weevil
May be subject to powdery mildews
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